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Hearing Loss Age Chart
Deafness: Anti-aging therapy e.g. Optimum healthy diet, treat nutritional and supplement deficiencies, treat vitamin deficiencies, do not smoke, avoid excess alcohol, avoid recreational drugs, moderate exercise. Lead an optimal healthy lifestyle. Treat any illness. See your physician regularly. ...Read more
Ear protection: Most hearing loss can be prevented by hearing ear plugs when exposed to loud noises or keeping the volume down while listening to music while wearing headphones. If you cannot carry on a conversation while listening to your earphones, the noise is too loud. Your ears will thank you later. ...Read more
Is there a "normal' progression of Cookie Bite hearing loss? Diagnosed age 34, Mild-moderate. Realistic to think profound is in my future?
Gradual HF loss: Many people will experience gradual bilateral high frequency loss with age. In some the loss will become severe enough that it interferes with ability to discriminate voices or hear in general. Some hearing loss is clearly attributable to noise exposure, but some is likely genetic as well. ...Read more
My mom now 90 had hearing loss at young age but could hear a little and used hearing aid for 20 years now she has suddenly lost all her hearing why?
Few things...: She might have an wax impaction in the ear canal - which can happen with hearing aids. Usually sudden hearing loss is from trauma, sudden loud noise or rupture of the ear drum. I'd get this checked out by her doc - they'll do an exam looking for wax impaction, eval the ear drum and likely do a hearing test. Good luck! ...Read more
Very: Between the ages of 70 and 75 most people lose hearing neurons and balance neurons. This is also when cataracts become problematic. ...Read more
How do you know when memory loss and progressive hearing loss are due to old age, and when it might be a more concerning problem?
By having an exam: An thorough exam should provide information that you can discuss with the doctor to form an opinion on the appropriateness of living with it or finding a way to reverse or slow these loss processes. Quality of life is very valuable and unnecessary decreases are tragic. Find out it there's reason to make improvements. Best! ...Read more
Age 66; right hearing loss; MRI; dx: mild chronic deep white matter ischemic changes in the periventricular and subcortical white matter. Please expla?
My 2 year old has poor balance due to hearing loss in 1 ear. Will ot help correct this and at what age did you start ot?
Balance: It can help and could be started even at this age. Has your baby had comprehensive neuro evaluation to make sure no other causes for the balance issues. ...Read more
Minor hearing loss, occasional dizziness and constant tinnitus. But I'm only 21. I'm having an mri. Is an acoustic neuroma possible at my age?
Age 20. B12 256. Symptoms are weakness, hearing loss, confused, fatigue, thinking problem, numbness, dizziness, tingling right hand. Wht to do now! Pls?
Audiogram: The answer to the question is first, you must be told if it is a conductive or sensori-neural hearing loss. The former may be surgically correctable and the latter may be possibly corrected with amplification. You must have a hearing test (audiogram) and interpretation of the audiogram by an otologist. ...Read more
Yes: Protect your hearing. Reduce noise levels if possible - watch the level you use a music player (like an ipod). Wear ear plugs or hearing protection when around prolonged loud noises - mowing the lawn, riding a motorcycle, etc. ...Read more
Hearing loss: What did you say? Could you say it again? I couldn't hear you! Sorry, I couldn't resist! In all seriousness, you'll notice hearing loss when you can't understand spoken word, find yourself straining to carry on conversation, missing out on key parts of movie, radio & other entertainment. Or your partner/friend/family might repeatedly tell you to turn that darn thing down. Start w/your Family Doc. ...Read more
Coclear implant: If both ears are severely deafened, a cochlear implant can restore your hearing. If one ear is totally lost and the contra lateral ear is within normal limits, a BAHA (bone anchored hearing aid) can also be considered. ...Read more
Hearing tests: A hearing test is what can be done to check the hearing. Ideally it should be done in an Ear nose and throat doctor's office as they have the sound proof booth that is important to have while administering the tests. If you are not in a sound proof room the results are not as good. The Ent doctor is the person that can definitely look at the ear to make sure that there is no anatomical problem. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Hearing loss can occur due to something as simple as wax occluding the ear canal or as complex and serious as meningitis. Common causes include noise exposure, family history and genetics or toxic effects of certain medications. Age is often implicated as a cause of hearing loss, but losing hearing is not an invariable consequence of getting older. ...Read more
Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tiniest bones in the middle ear. The sensorineural deafness is due to disease of the auditory nerve (8th cranial nerve) or the cochlea (hearing apparatus). ...Read more